Obesity - Obesity Body Mass Index(BMI Formula...

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Obesity Body Mass Index (BMI) Formula: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/adult_BMI/about_adult_BMI Calculator: http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm http://www.consumer.gov/weightloss/bmi.htm Underweight = <18.5  Normal weight = 18.5-24.9  Overweight = 25-29.9  Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater 
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Overweight among children & teens Prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents Age 1963-70 1971-74 1976-80 1988-94 1999-2000 2001-02 2003-04 2-5 ? 5.0 5.0 7.2 10.3 10.6 13.9 6-11 4.2 4.0 6.5 11.3 15.1 16.3 18.8 12-19 4.6 6.1 5.0 10.5 14.8 16.7 17.4 Source: NHANES, available on the NCHS website. 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 2-5 6-11 12-19
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Trends See slide show from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/maps/index.htm Also from the CDC website:  Overweight and obesity result from an energy imbalance. This  involves eating too many calories and not getting enough  physical activity.  Body weight is the result of genes, metabolism, behavior,  environment, culture, and socioeconomic status. Behavior and environment play a large role causing people to be  overweight and obese. These are the greatest areas for  prevention and treatment actions. 
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Trends Calorie consumption Fast food, “low fat” and “fat free” foods Portion size: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/index.htm
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